Ringo Starr 12/22/21

Available now for pre-order is Ringo Starr‘s latest Beatles-related photo book, titled, Lifted – Fab Images And Memories In My Life With The Beatles From Across The Universe. The limited-edition hardcover book includes, “rare, unseen and newly discovered images alongside Ringo’s unique perspective on the Beatles phenomenon as he offers a modern, intimate and loving look at his illustrious and precious time as one of the ‘Fab Four.'”

The tome, which is available on Valentine’s Day, February 14th, 2022, sells for $59 with exclusive limited editions of the commemorative hardcover book — with a special color cover of the Beatles — signed by Ringo and housed in a special designed slip case, available for $495.

All proceeds of the book sales will benefit the Starr’s charity, The Lotus Foundation, whose mission funds supports, participates in and promotes charitable projects aimed at advancing social welfare in diverse areas including, but not limited to substance abuse, cerebral palsy, brain tumors, cancer, battered women and their children, homelessness, and animals in need.

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Ringo said in the book’s press release:

These fantastic images came back to me in recent years from across the universe and have somehow helped me get back to seeing my life with The Fab Four through fresh eyes. A lot of the photos in this book I saw on my phone and on my computer and I lifted them because they brought back so many fabulous memories.

In recent years, I’d gather these Beatles photos that I didn’t have and sometimes barely remembered. After a while, I thought, how great it would be that we can lift these fantastic photos for charity, tell my true tales about what we four went through and then make a great new book out of it. And the best thing is that it’s all for a good cause because the money is going to our Lotus Foundation.

Ringo Starr has never been able to escape his Beatles past — especially once kids see the group’s 1968 animated feature, Yellow Submarine. Ringo explained that upon the film’s initial release in 1968, younger Beatles fans couldn’t differentiate between the animated Ringo character and the flesh and bone drummer: [“The thing with that film that still blows me away is that, like, the first year it was out, I had all these kids coming up to me saying, (Imitates a child): ‘Why did you press the button?!’ (Laughs) ‘Cause, y’know I press that button and get shot out. And kids from all over the bloody world were shouting at me: (Imitates a child): ‘Why did you press the button?!'”] SOUNDCUE (:15 OC: . . . press the button)

Ringo says that during the Beatles’ whirlwind career, there was never a point where he paused to consider the long-term effect of the band on either his or their fans’ lives: [“Even though we felt ‘Yes, we’re established and we’ve conquered all these countries, and we’re sellin’ a lot of records and they all love us,’ it was not a thought (that) it’s going to end tomorrow — (or) it’s going to go on forever. I never had that thought. It was just happening now, y’know? It wasn’t like making plans for the future. It was just on this roll and we were all in our early-20’s and we were just going with it.”] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . going with it)

SOURCE: Press release

TL; DR

  • Available now for pre-order is Ringo Starr‘s latest Beatles-related photo book, titled, Lifted – Fab Images And Memories In My Life With The Beatles From Across The Universe.

FAST FACTS

  • Ringo Starr‘s 1976 album, Ringo’s Rotogravure, was the last album to feature all-new material written by all four ex-Beatles. The set was released on September 17th, 1976 and peaked at Number 28 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
  • The album also marked the last time that John Lennon entered a recording studio prior to his five-year retirement to become a “house husband.”
  • In addition to material written by Ringo the album featured Lennon’s “Cookin’ (In The Kitchen Of Love),” Paul McCartney‘s “Pure Gold,” and George Harrison‘s “I’ll Still Love You.”
  • Also appearing on the set was Eric ClaptonPeter FramptonMelissa ManchesterDr. John, and Harry Nilsson.